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I Battle Depression

If you're looking for depression support, meet a group of friendly people fighting depression and the feeling of being depressed. 63,419 People

    Haven't even been awake

    for 30 minutes. Tried to play some saints row and someone said homecoming queen and I just started crying... I miss her so much... This is going to be a bad day. A really bad day.
    lostunit lostunit 26-30, M 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    Depression is not easy.

    Never easy. Depression, loneliness, anxiety, fear, procrastination - whatever evil it may be called. But one thing is for sure, it is debilitating. It is heart-wrenching. It is spirit-breaking, even mind-freezing. It sucked the spirit of life in you. Makes you feel both hopeless...
    TitaniumSkyScraper TitaniumSkyScraper 31-35, F 31 Responses Jun 16

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    For the first time in a few weeks,

    I'm feeling like no one gives a crap about me.
    Hipstercatlover Hipstercatlover 16-17, F 3 Responses 13 hrs ago

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    Depression is so weird.

    We put on happy faces to hide the fact that we are in fact so depressed, but at the same time, we pray for someone to notice and be able to help. For as long as I can remember, I've been hoping someone would be able to just KNOW that I'm not right, because I do such a good job...
    Sarah196 Sarah196 18-21, F 31 Responses Jan 12

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    Happiness

    Maybe I'm a dreamer Maybe I'm misunderstood Maybe you're not seeing the side of me you should Maybe I'm crazy Maybe I'm the only one Maybe I'm just out of touch Maybe I've just had enough Maybe it's time to change And leave it all behind I've never been one to walk alone I've...
    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses Aug 9, 2013

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    Without being on meds,

    I don't even want to go to school, and lack the motivation to do so. I just don't see the point of going, or I actually just do not want to...and right now...that feeling wins. I know it's awful...It's the start of the semester and I have already missed 1 day in Public Speaking...
    rollingdoro rollingdoro 22-25, F 1 Response 1 hr ago

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    I feel like I've been getting a lot better !

    I can sleep, I've become a bit more social, I can look in the mirror on a good day and actually say " I don't look too bad today" I really have all my friends to thank for this though especially Peter! He's amazingly happy constantly :) and my bestie spicy barita AKA Kayla. They...
    bluegirlie98 bluegirlie98 13-15, F 4 Responses 19 hrs ago

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    This Is For You.

    This is for you. I'm sorry you got bullied for being gay. I'm sorry your parents kicked you out for being a lesbian. I'm sorry you were raped as a little girl. I'm sorry your dad left you and your mom with nothing. I'm sorry you get bullied every day. I'm sorry you have no...
    IWillMakeYouThink IWillMakeYouThink 18-21, F 2 Responses Oct 26, 2012

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    Battling Depression

    Everyday it seems that as soon as I enter my room my smile fades. My mind begins to fill with questions, and all I see is shadows. I have been battling depression for about 10 years now. No one has a clue at all, it is my darkest secret. Everything is a blur, I am not happy at...
    TaylorIW TaylorIW 13-15, F 31 Responses Sep 28, 2012

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    maydaysirens maydaysirens 13-15, F 9 Responses 19 hrs ago

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    I'm finally getting help.

    They will be changing my meds soon.
    BrokenBrain123 BrokenBrain123 22-25 1 Response 2 hrs ago

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    Hold Your Happiness Close. Hold Your Depression Even Closer.

    I just heard a story on the radio about a woman who travels alone in places like Sudan and the Phillipines in areas where rebels of all different kinds live. She told a couple of stories of how she handled herself when faced by a group of teenage men with guns. She would march...
    wundayatta wundayatta 56-60, M 21 Responses May 19, 2010

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    Depression Is Something You Can't Turn Off......

    and you have no control over your mood swings and other peoples views. I hate hearing people say things like "get over yourself" or "your just doing/saying that for attention" I personally have not had to endure that here on EP, but have seen it said to others. it is not the...
    TwilightDream TwilightDream 36-40, F 37 Responses Oct 22, 2011

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    >_< I have to wait

    until Friday to get meds, and we don't even know what meds I'm going to be taking. It's very frustrating and discouraging to have to wait. I have no desire to take care of myself, or even get ready for school. I have already skipped some classes because I have absolutely no...
    rollingdoro rollingdoro 22-25, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    I used to be depressed

    because I hated myself for being ugly and gay. Proud to say I'm not anymore. I actually have learned to love myself. :) don't lose hope guys.
    SeanNation SeanNation 18-21, M 3 Responses 4 hrs ago

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    Happiness Is A Choice? Bullshit.......

    If you honestly deal with depression, you know that you "don't have a choice". People who say that happiness is a choice, don't deal with depression. I'm sorry but it's been proven that chemicals off-balanced in the brain, contribute to depression. Telling a person who has been...
    peachturnover peachturnover 31-35, F 31 Responses Jul 28, 2013

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    It's sad to say.. But I probably wouldn't be

    alive if it wasn't for ep..
    akaShaun akaShaun 16-17, M 4 Responses 2 hrs ago

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    These thoughts won't leave me alone.

    Therapy may help, but never enough. Group therapy is a joke. They're all so happy here. It is misery.
    Moweb95 Moweb95 18-21, F 1 Response 21 hrs ago

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    AlyseJay AlyseJay 16-17, F 6 Responses 17 hrs ago

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    Can I just put it out there

    that all of the fcking 13-14 year old kids who are part of this and think "oh I'm sad cause mummy wouldn't buy me this" or "oh I'm so sad because I had a crush on a boy and he doesn't like me" need to stop being dumb and get back to being a kid. Fgs depression is a mental...
    JPSmith24 JPSmith24 16-17, M 39 Responses Aug 28

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    Log entry into my die-ary.

    Just woke up. Its cold. I can't feel much at all. Except for a pinch in my lower back. Some feelings and emotions have slowed down Noe, its not like a freight train, but they be back like they always do.
    lostunit lostunit 26-30, M 2 hrs ago

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    Neverending Fight

    Yes I battle with depression every single day of my life. Its part of my bipolar disorder. Some days are worse than others but Ive found a reason to live so I would never ever kill myself. Last year 2011 was one of the worst years of my life. Ive never fought with depression so...
    groundshaker groundshaker 26-30, M 37 Responses Nov 3, 2012

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    Confessions Of A Chronic Teenager - June 5, 2013

    Warning! This is a fairly long piece. Feel free to get your popcorn now, because this might take a while :P This was the final paper for an English class that I took last semester. Most kids had about a month and a half to write theirs, while I had a less than a couple of weeks...
    Vermonsterr Vermonsterr 18-21, F 11 Responses Sep 8, 2013

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    It's weird how having a "down-set date",

    as it were, improved my mood drastically. I mean, it's not a date that I am definitely going to kill myself, I'm not as optimistic as that, but it is a date on which i will decide whether i am going to do it, if i am going to do it at all. If i don't do it on that date, I'll...
    gigglesounds gigglesounds 13-15, F 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    This picture though..

    It's funny how that works, loneliest being the kindest and so forth.
    akaShaun akaShaun 16-17, M 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    Can Distance Relationship ever work?

    , she keeps cheating on me and confesses, I am tired and heartbroken, I want to move on but is hard for me, I still love her. What do I do?
    Pascalzeal1 Pascalzeal1 26-30, M 5 Responses 18 hrs ago

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    I just told my mother

    that I think I should see a therapist. Well, she got angry for some reason, asking me why I was constantly sad and angry... What can I say? I honestly dont have that much of a reason. Not a reason that I could tell my mom. As for me I dont care if its over soon. But if I go I...
    2wrp 2wrp 13-15, F 10 Responses 1 day ago

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    MorgenFreeman MorgenFreeman 70+, T 3 Responses 7 hrs ago

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    In November 2001, I suffered a breakdown

    and was diagnosed with PTSD and Major Depression. My depression was treatment-resistant; fortunately about 10 years later I found an effective antidepressant. I say fortunately, because I know some struggle much longer. There were days when hope was so far gone and the psychic...
    onomatopoeiaCA onomatopoeiaCA 41-45, F 18 Responses Feb 14

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    The past few days Iv felt off,

    not myself. I'm usually a happy person. I can feel I'm slipping...I know where this is going to lead. I can't do anything about it. I'm to far gone. The person I need to help me threw this isn't here. I am utterly alone.
    ErinTripp94 ErinTripp94 18-21, F 3 Responses 11 hrs ago

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    I went ahead and took pictures of all the good

    moments, beautiful sunsets, amazing places and people. I printed them out and hung them on my wall, to remind me of them. Yes, there are ****** days in life, but there are also good ones, and if you remind yourself of the better ones, you might just feel a little better :) Maybe...
    orwellian orwellian 18-21, M 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    I wish I could just leave this world.

    . Like into a permanent state of lucid dreaming so I can choose what I want and I can actually be happy. I guess the closest thing to that is death. At least ill finally be peaceful..
    akaShaun akaShaun 16-17, M 2 Responses 15 hrs ago

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    The Stigma

    There is a reason the subject of mental illness is so vitally important to me.  I know it intimately.  Having lived with chronic clinical depression most of my life, I've learned to deal with it, to function, to manage.  In that way, depression is similar to...
    SeriouslySappy SeriouslySappy 51-55, F 145 Responses Sep 16, 2009

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    1livingstars 1livingstars 16-17, F 11 Responses Aug 10

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    Just letting everyone know that

    if you need someone please message me I'm here for ya :]
    SportsGraphCollector SportsGraphCollector 22-25, M 1 Response 1 hr ago

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    My "dark" Friend

    I wake up in the morning and before I can open my eyes I know that its there. The covers are heavy with sweat from nightmares I'll never remember. I inhale deeply through my nose, it must have woken it up. "Good night sleep?" it asks. "You know it wasn't." I can hear it...
    WhyBother22 WhyBother22 22-25, M 24 Responses Nov 6, 2011

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    Clock Ticks, Nothing Changes

    The sweeping hand tick tick ticks, but nothing ever changes.  And you need the time to pass.  Not because you have anywhere to be; you don’t. You never have anywhere to be.  You just need the time to be anywhere but now, here.  Tick tick tick.  You...
    Little Bird Little Bird 31-35, F 203 Responses Apr 12, 2006

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    Dealing With Depression

    My problems with depression seemed to slowly and quietly twist their way into my life for years.  At points it was so subtle I would be able to ignore it, or push it away, or think that it was just another bad day, nothing out of the ordinary.  Somehow day after day...
    suzanneontheriver suzanneontheriver 26-30, F 56 Responses Jul 12, 2006

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    I still don't know how I battle every day.

    Hallucinations getting worse. Just now as I was passing an empty I saw a faceless person. Great way to start a terrible week. I've been on going into a deep declining depression that I can't surface out of. Being with people only slows the pain. Being alone makes it worse but I...
    DaFufinator DaFufinator 18-21, M 2 Responses 14 hrs ago

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    KWsuperstar KWsuperstar 16-17, M 1 Response 20 hrs ago

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    I am so tired of the pretend to care crap on

    this website. People who truly need help are bombarded with other's messages that pretend to care, while they turn the conversation to their problems or offer ridiculous and cliched advice. There are no magic words to cure true depression. We just want someone to listen, to...
    deleted deleted 26-30 13 Responses Jun 9

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    5 Things Not to Say to the Depressed.

    1. Cheer up, turn that frown upside down, think happy thoughts !!   We are of course happy that the solution to our misery is as simple as turning it off and smiling .. why didn't we think of this ourselves? .. oh that's right cos its utter rubbish. Comments like this...
    SamOnHisSoapbox SamOnHisSoapbox 41-45, M 94 Responses Aug 11, 2009

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    My Baby Girl

    I had a miscarriage when I was fifteen and almost five months pregnant with my baby girl Gianna. It was the most hardest thing I ever went through. It was so horrible. I had an older boyfriend who I was very much in love with. We became intimate three months into our relationship...
    KandyLuv KandyLuv 26-30, F 19 Responses Aug 27, 2013

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    I battle depression,

    and also anxiety. I suffered from being mentally abused by mother pretty much my entire life. My own mother told me she hated me, she thought I was ugly, stupid and that my Dad wanted me aborted. My entire I felt hopeless and alone. I was planning on killing myself but when the...
    acw012192 acw012192 22-25, F 36 Responses Dec 10, 2013

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    I'm really sick and tired of people telling me

    to change my view, think positive. They make it sound like I can flip a switch and automatically improve every single aspect of my life. It's not easy, I have depression. If I could just flip a switch and be happy and positive don't you think I would have done it already? I've...
    BleuGirl83 BleuGirl83 31-35, F 16 Responses May 27

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    I feel like killing myself.

    I'm tired of living. I get so happy the thought I finally ending this journey but what if death is worse? I hope it's not recarnetion, I'd be so mad. Hopefully it's just a blank, and nothing after death. I part of me wants to wait and see more of life but another part of me...
    ponycupcake ponycupcake 18-21, F 17 Responses 10 hrs ago

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    Depression Is...

    DEPRESSION IS NOT A STATE OF MIND! I am a Psychology major and it completely breaks my heart when I hear someone talking about someone who is depressed or wants to commit suicide. Depression is a mental DISEASE. Just like if you were to have cancer or a physical disease...
    InnerBeauty12 InnerBeauty12 18-21, F 41 Responses Nov 12, 2012

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    If you dont have depression,

    dont even bother telling me life gets better. The fact is, your living a happy life, and you dont understand what I am going through. If you dont have depression, you will never understand.
    NoOrdinaryDork NoOrdinaryDork 18-21, F 29 Responses Jul 3

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    My depression is dragging me

    whether I want to or not back down.. Back to cutting.. I don't know how much longer I can go this the pain inside gets worse everyday.. I believe more and more of what people tell me.. Can't I just die?
    Muppo23 Muppo23 13-15, F 3 Responses 1 hr ago

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    Today is getting worse.

    .. Phone isn't working. This site isn't letting me talk to anyone cause of the stupid update. Nothing is going right, I'm cold, I'm bored, I'm upset... I miss everyone that means everything to me... Its over, I know its over... I just want to die... I want to end it so bad... I...
    lostunit lostunit 26-30, M 2 Responses 22 hrs ago

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    I'm A Miracle

    All my life I was told that I was ugly, fat, worthless, and that I would never be anything. Sometimes, I want to believe those things. But I learned that I am beautiful no matter what my body type is. I am me. No one can change that. I learned that life is too short to stress...
    imperfectperfectionist123 imperfectperfectionist123 16-17, F 6 Responses Aug 21, 2013

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    I've been so ******* restless Like im waiting

    for him to message me and tell me he loves me and misses and wishes he were here and can't wait to see me But he doesn't exist I don't want to go to sleep feeling like this but I know it's not changing anytime soon I always thought of myself as happy but this past year or so...
    MsVanessa420 MsVanessa420 18-21, T 3 Responses 1 day ago

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    Rip Robin Williams I got to meet him a couple

    of years ago at a function dinner in Las Vegas. I will never forget that experience because I felt he was a very dark, sad, and tortured individual. He seemed very very manic and unsettled yet also very sad. He had been in pain for years. I hope he is at peace.
    Brisco221 Brisco221 31-35, M 12 Responses Aug 11

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